Ukraine's Standard Deviation label, associated with Kyiv club K41, has relaunched nine months on from Russia's invasion of the imprint's home nation.
To mark the relaunch, the label is putting out a new 20-track compilation, 'From Ukraine, For Ukraine', featuring new tracks by producers from Ukraine and around the world. Among those contributing music to the release are DJ Stingray 313, Marcel Dettmann, Tzusing, M.E.S.H. and Setaoc Mass. Andriy Kostyukov, Katarina Gryvul and Maryana Klochko are among the Ukrainian artists whose work features.
Funds from purchases of the release will go towards The K41 Community Fund, which was set up by the team associated with the club and Standard Deviation earlier this year.
In a statement confirming the label's relaunch, Standard Deviation said: "The war is still happening. Every day Ukrainians are bravely resisting the senseless Russian terror. Standard Deviation has had to suspend its activities in recent months. During this period, we were putting all our energy towards helping those in need, and collecting the pieces of all that we've built in two years and that was taken away overnight. For a long time releasing music and art did not seem to have meaning to us."
It continued: "Eventually, we were left with no choice but to adapt to this new reality. We made the decision to keep on doing what we believe in, no matter the circumstances. Our first release in nine months is a bittersweet moment. In honour of the club's third anniversary this weekend we have put together our second fundraising compilation, titled 'From Ukraine, For Ukraine'.
"The compilation consists of music from Ukrainian artists and from our friends from abroad. In accordance with our current feelings, the tonality of this compilation is melancholic and fragile, yet hopeful."
The full compilation is out on 9th December. You can preview a number of tracks from it below, and pre-order it on Bandcamp.
Earlier this year, Standard Deviation teamed up with Mystictrax to put out a 65-track compilation to raise funds for The K41 Community Fund.